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Archive for: 2019

Education and Biodanza

November 1, 2019, Author: Chris Breen

This piece of writing comes from the concluding section of my monograph submitted as part of qualifying as a Biodanza facilitator. I started off my career as a school teacher of mathematics and science and, as the reader will read in the pages that follow, went on my own journey where I transmuted into a […]

Power and Love in Biodanza

November 1, 2019, Author: Chris Breen

This writing is a section of my monograph entitled Coming Home which was submitted as part of my journey to becoming a Biodanza facilitator.   In Biodanza, the Yin and Yang Dances are seen to be complementary and are proposed successively in the same class before moving on to integrate the two impulses. First comes […]

Further Reading: Online articles

September 27, 2017, Author: KNNKT

Wheatley: Willing to be Disturbed. http://www.ode.state.or.us/opportunities/grants/saelp/willing-to-be-disturbed.pdf Maturana: The Biology of Business – Love expands Intelligence https://www.researchgate.net/publication/240275459_The_Biology_of_Business_Love_Expands_Intelligence Whyte: 10 Questions that have no right to go away. http://www.oprah.com/oprahs-lifeclass/poet-david-whytes-questions-that-have-no-right-to-go-away_1 Wheatley: Solving not Attacking Complex problems. http://www.margaretwheatley.com/articles/solvingnotattacking.html Dotlich: Head, Heart and Guts - Ambiguous and unpredictable times call for whole, mature leaders. www.coachmatching.com/library/item/.../191_eca3b6e25f05a86fcbc18ee112393926 Chopra: Want to be a [...]

Varela: Ethical Know-How 1

September 20, 2017, Author: KNNKT

From: F. Varela (1999). Ethical Know-How: Action, Wisdom and Cognition. Stanford University Press: California.   The First Lecture: Know-How and Know-What   SETTING OUT THE QUESTION Ethics is closer to wisdom than to reason, closer to under­standing what is good than to correctly adjudicating par­ticular situations. I am not alone in thinking this, for it [...]

Complexity and the Enterprise

September 20, 2017, Author: KNNKT

From: Edgar Morin On Complexity Chapter Five: Complexity and the Enterprise   Let's take a contemporary tapestry. It is made up of threads of linen, cotton, and wool, in various colors. To know this tapestry it would be interesting to know the laws and the principles concerning each type of thread. However, the sum of [...]


September 20, 2017, Author: KNNKT

From: Brent Davis (1996). Teaching Mathematics: Towards a sound approach. Pgs 2-15.   Section A Enactivism   [O]rganism and environment enfold into each other and unfold from one another in the fundamental circularity that is life itself. - Francisco Varela, Evan Thompson, and Eleanor Rosch (3)   I listen, because it reminds me again and [...]

Complexity and the Nexus of Leadership

September 20, 2017, Author: KNNKT

In J. Goldstein, J.Hazy & B. Lichtenstein (2010). Complexity and the Nexus of Leadership. INTRODUCTION: A NEW SCIENCE OF LEADERSHIP During the initial panic of the "Great Recession of 2009" John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco Systems, told the New York Times of a crucial lesson he had learned nearly a decade before from Jack [...]

Re-cognising Learning and Teaching: Opening the Space of Possibility

September 12, 2017, Author: KNNKT

In S.Voller, E.Blass and V.Culpin (Eds) (2011). The Future of Learning: Insights and Innovations from Executive Development. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 131-149.   Re-cognising Learning and Teaching: Opening the Space of Possibility   Chris Breen, University of Cape Town     Oriented by complexivist and ecological discourses, teaching and learning seem to be more about [...]